Happy New Year!
Last month we released a new version of our Pandora app for iOS that included a top-requested new product feature from our listeners: an Alarm Clock. The response from listeners using the new Alarm Clock has been overwhelmingly positive and today I’m thrilled to share that we’re releasing version 5.1 for Android that will now allow listeners on Android smartphones to wake up to their favorite Pandora music as well.
Just like the one we built for iOS, the Alarm Clock for Android includes key features like the ability to easily snooze. When the alarm goes off, your music will begin to play with album art scrolling in the background. At this point, you can choose to keep listening to your music simply by tapping the song title or artist name on your phone screen, snooze or turn off the alarm. There are also a few notable features that are unique to the Alarm Clock for Android, including the ability to customize how often your alarm repeats throughout the week. Since you don’t have to keep the Pandora app running in the foreground in order for the alarm to play music when it fires, the Alarm Clock for Android is easier than ever to use.
For those of you that are a slave to your snooze button, you can set the snooze option for 5, 10, 15 or 20 minute increments. When this option is activated, your music will pause and the amount of time remaining will be displayed along with a progress bar counting down how many minutes you have left before the alarm will go off again. If you enjoy falling asleep to the sounds of your favorite Pandora tunes, we have you covered; the Alarm Clock for Android was built to also work in conjunction with the Sleep Timer.
We’re excited to kick-off 2014 with this new feature for all of our Android listeners and as always, we’re just getting started. As we work to fulfill our mission to completely reinvent radio, we are constantly thinking of new ways to seamlessly deliver the best personalized radio experience in every possible listening environment. So stay tuned for more product enhancements and updates on all of our platforms throughout the coming year.
We wish you happy snoozing…and waking up to Pandora!